UofL celebrates $1 billion endowment, thanks to 75,000 donors


Keith Inman
Keith Inman

The University of Louisville hosted another community celebration Thursday evening, this time with a laser show using the Grawemeyer administration building as a multimedia backdrop to thank the more than 75,000 donors who contributed more than $1 billion to UofL’s Charting Our Course fundraising campaign.

The campaign, under the staff direction of President James Ramsey and Keith Inman, vice president of university advancement, puts UofL in select company among 52 public U.S. universities with a capital endowment of over one billion dollars.

Civic leaders active in the campaign included Junior Bridgeman, of Bridgeman Foods; Chuck Denny, of PNC Bank, Henry Heuser, Jr., of the Henry Vogt Foundation, the late Chester Porter, Porter Bancorp, and the late Owsley B. Frazier, Brown-Forman Distillers.


Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

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  1. A very enjoyable evening and so glad the weather cooperated. Felt as if we were at a concert such as those we see on tv in front of the Capitol. Electrifying laser/lighting show. Wonderful musical numbers by various groups from the University. Even a drone overhead. Eclectic crowd, many nationalities among us. Just a good time was had by all, so thank you to the University for its “Spectacular” way of thanking those who helped “Chart the Course.” Go Cards!

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